received numerous questions from from mother's who
want to juice fast while their infants are breast
There are two main concerns that need to be
Will the baby be
hurt by the increased release of toxins?
Fasting increases toxins in the mothers milk.
To what amount we do not know. There is no
research on toxin release into mother's milk
during a fast. What we do know is that
traces of antibiotics, steroids and other milk
production enhancing drugs are found in cow's
milk. Whatever is in the blood ends up in the
milk in trace amount. A good reason not to feed
babies cow's milk instead of breast milk.
The filtering organs do a wonderful job and most
of the toxins end are passed from the body but a
certain amount will enter the milk. It that enough
to harm a baby? During water fasting, the
body is dumping toxins at the quickest rate
possible. During juice fasting the rate is
much slower. And if you drink lots of juice
and even supplement the juice with some mango
slices or banana the amount of toxins being
released will be small especially if you have
Is the baby getting
The healing that occurs during a juice fast is due
to the combination of cleansing and the body being
flooded with nutrients and living enzymes.
It is possible to get a balanced full range of
nutrients during a juice fast by adding a few
tablespoons of essential oils to the veggie juice
mixtures. (Udo's Choice found in health food
store) For a high quality protein, blend a
handful of almonds into a nut milk. Now you
have a system for maximum nutrition and minimum
toxin release for breast feeding a baby. But there
is another question that needs to be answered.
What about friends and family?
Why be labeled
Friend and family will
think you are mad. The word will spread that
you are a crazy heretic who does not care about
her child. And that is unwise. They will not
even want to understand. All your pleading
for understanding and logic will fall on deaf
ears. We will look bad for even mentioning
Where there is a will
there is a way and you and your baby will both be
blessed with the joy of health.
Drink juice daily.
Make nut milks and
drink two glasses per day.
Powder some nuts and
add them to the salad or add some tuna.
Take essential oils
2-3 tablespoons per day. Make a salad dressing
Eat one small salad
with several vegetables to get a wide spectrum of
Occasionally do a
juice day once a week where you have nothing but
Send us some feedback.
It would be so encourage to others to see pictures
and hear stories of health bright-eyed children
raised in this way.